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Ubisoft has PC anti-piracy plan

Could be in place this year.

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has said the company is working on something to combat PC game piracy "starting next year and probably one game this year".

Speaking in a conference call to investors (thanks Kotaku), Guillemot also said the DS piracy situation was improving.

"Nintendo has been able to slow down piracy a lot in Japan," he pointed out. "They are now putting pressure to make sure it decreases in many other countries. We think we will be able to solve this matter."

He's even optimistic about the PSP again, apparently, thanks to "new ways to control piracy" that have tempted to French publisher to reconsider the Sony handheld. Whether that's linked to the 1st October launch of PSPgo isn't clear.

Elsewhere, Guillemot noted that piracy on consoles - by which one assumes he means PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 - "is low". Too right. Scoundrels. Wait.

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